OK, I know, the average person probably doesn’t give a fig whether a reporter’s able to talk with somebody for a magazine story or not. But if Dallas City Council member Carolyn Davis is going to duck Q’s, she needs to tune up her spin machine, at least. Late last week I phoned her office several times, hoping, among other things, to get her thoughts about why a big company located in her district had been named in a search warrant in connection with the John Wiley Price affair. (The company, Gold Metal Recyclers, has been a political contributor to Davis.)
A super-polite lady in her office told me that due to the July council recess, Davis would be “in and out of the city” this month, so she would not be able to answer any questions about the company. Then, damned if I didn’t find out that just a day or two earlier, the councilor had found time to turn up for that big Night of Prayer and Preparation for John Wiley at the Kirkwood Temple C.M.E. Then, yesterday, durned if the Observer didn’t place her at a Tuesday hearing of the Redistricting Commission. So Carolyn, I’m willing to let bygones be bygones, if you are. Your nice assistant should still have my number.